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Old 11-24-2008, 10:25 AM   #1
taylorkh
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Error installing updates


For the past several days I have been unable to download/install 3 "important" security updates on my Ubuntu 7.10 PCs. I get the following error messages:
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W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...ntu5.1_all.deb
Size mismatch
W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...tu5.1_i386.deb
Size mismatch
W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...tu5.1_i386.deb
Size mismatch
As it has happened multiple times on multiple machines I suspect the problem is not with my Internet connection nor with my PCs. So the question is...

Should I try and obtain these updates elsewhere or manually (I do not have any HP printers attached) or just blow them off?

TIA,

Ken

Last edited by taylorkh; 11-24-2008 at 10:57 AM. Reason: typo in title
 
Old 11-24-2008, 10:52 AM   #2
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Download ? error

I started with 7.10;now using 8.10. I think it is better than 7.10.Maybe an update/upgrade would solve your security problem and give you many added benefits.
 
Old 11-24-2008, 11:05 AM   #3
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I am also running 8.10 on a VMWare virtual machine to try it out and 8.04 on a VMWare LAMP server and on the Wife's PC. 7.10 is on an OOOLDDD Pentium II PC which serves as a download box - if I have a large download from Usenet or Torrent or something - it is the most energy efficient box I have so I just let it run - 7.10 does the job. 7.10 is also on my 3/4 TB file server and again it does the job.

As to updating to 8.10 - I did that with my "production" Linux desktop. From 7.10 -> 8.04 and then to 8.10. The biggest think I have noticed so far is that 8.10 broke the Totem video player (or perhaps the upgrades to X broke it). This did lead me to SMPlayer which I think is much more to my liking. The "production" desktop has been restored to 7.10 and will remain there until I get some more experience with 8.10.

Thanks for the reply.

Regards,

Ken
 
Old 11-24-2008, 11:08 AM   #4
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I do not have any HP printers attached
No reason to update them if you aren't using them, you could just uninstall them. They aren't a security hole if they aren't being used, so leaving them installed doesn't make you vulnerable.
 
Old 11-24-2008, 01:29 PM   #5
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That makes sense. I was just going to uncheck the updates but I guess tracking down the original package and zapping it would be a more rigorous solution.

Thanks,

Ken
 
  


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